Bankruptcy does not mean they're going out of business. They are
reorganizing. I am not sure for whom they are reorganizing. Thanks to
better technology, carbs are no longer used in new cars and trucks.
Are carbs all they made?
You'd think they would have gotten into fuel injection stuff.
And what about small engines like on mowers and 2 cycle engines.
Didn't they make some for those engines? As far as I know all of them
still use carbs. (or did they change that lately too?).
On Fri, 15 Feb 2008 02:54:36 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carbs were/are not their only product. That is where they
started. These days, they produce and sell a wide range of
aftermarket maintenance replacement and performance
automotive components and equipment. They are also a major
OEM supplier to the manufacturers. And, yes, they do make
fuel injection equipment. The carburetor line alone would
have supported only a relatively small maunfacturer for
several years now. I suspect the ties to the OEM side is
greatly responsible for their current problems.
The vast majority of small engines made today have carbs. However, some
do have fuel injection. Small engines today are responsible for a lot
of the air pollution, like unburned hydrocarbons. Fuel injectors will
help decrease this problem.
Personally, I wont complain at all about changing the 2 cycle engines
to 4 cycle. Mixing gas and oil has always been a pain, and worse yet,
I have never owned any 2 cycle engine that does not need to be
repaired at least every 6 months. In fact I got so tired of fighting
with 2 cycle chain saws that I bought an electric one. I'd rather run
extension cords, than fight to start a 2 cycle engine. It seems that
if a person uses their chainsaw daily they work better, but for me,
it's something I use a few times a year, and even if I drain the gas,
they just dont want to start.
Most of the carbs I find on small engines are Walbro. I suppose thats
an import. I am almost sure I have seen Holley carbs on at least a
few small engines.
Well, this might give nascar food for thought about getting out of the
dark ages and go to fuel injection.
I predict some scavenger group will buy holly for pennies on the dollar
and move all production to china or such.
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